We have had a few questions concerning the advantages/disadvantages using a quat-based disinfectant over bleach.
The only real advantage that bleach has over quat-based disinfectants, like Disinfectant 32, is cost.
Unlike bleach, Disinfectant 32 is not corrosive to metals and other organic materials (paper, wood, etc.). Disinfectant 32 also has a neutral pH and can be used on most surfaces.
Bleach is also very reactive. Even at very low dilutions the fumes can noxious and cause irritation to the respiratory system, eyes, and skin. Be wary of mixing it with acids, peroxides, or any other chemicals. While you should never mix chemicals in any situation, Disinfectant 32 will clean and disinfect without fumes and toxicity.
Disinfectant 32 is made with a blend of surfactants that also clean as well as disinfect. These surfactants also help with dwell time (the amount of time the active ingredents are still active). Bleach dissipates quickly and has no true cleaning power like a surfactant does. Its cleaning ability comes from it stark harshness.
And lastly, bleach doesn’t have the shelf life of quat-based disinfectants due to it’s chemical makeup of water and sodium hypochlorite, which breaks down rapidly when exposed to sunlight.
To sum everything up, Disinfectant 32 is a quat-based disinfectant/cleaner that is low in toxicity and corrosivity. This makes it safer on skin, eyes, and lungs, which is a must during long hours of clean up. It has a neutral Ph, long shelf life, and is safe to use on metals and most surfaces. All which lends itself to being the ideal cleaner for mold remediation, disinfecting, and general clean up.
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